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Windows Azure SDK for .NET – November 2011 (Version 1.6)–Released

November 16, 2011 .NET, .NET Framework, All, AppFabric, ASP.NET, ASP.NET MVC, Azure, Azure Tools, C#.NET, CodeName "Dallas", Frameworks, General, IIS, IIS 7.5, Microsoft, SQL Azure, VB.NET, VisualStudio, VS2010, Windowz Azure No comments

Microsoft has released latest version of Windows Azure SDK for .NET  – November 2o11 – Version 1.6.

Windows Azure SDK for .NET, which include SDKs, basic tools, and extended tools for Microsoft Visual Studio 2010.

Taken from Akash’s blog on Windows Azure here http://blogs.msdn.com/b/avkashchauhan/archive/2011/11/14/windows-azure-sdk-1-6-is-released.aspx 

Latest Windows Azure SDK 1.6 includes the following new features:

  • Windows Azure Libraries for .NET
    • Improved Service Bus and Caching capabilities and performance.
    • New service management APIs for storage.
  • URL Rewrite 2.0
  • Windows Azure Emulator – November 2011
    • Performance Improvements to compute & storage emulators.
  • Windows Azure Authoring Tools – November 2011
  • Windows Azure SDK 1.6 Build 1.6.41103.1601
  • Windows Azure Tools for Visual Studio 2010 SP1 – November 2011
    • Streamlined publishing: Easily connect your environment to Windows Azure by downloading a publish settings file for your account. You can then configure all aspects of deployments, such as Remote Desktop (RDP), without ever leaving Visual Studio. By default, publish will make use of in-place deployment upgrades for significantly faster application updates.
    • Multiple profiles: Your publish settings, build config, and cloud config choices will be stored in one or more publish profile MSBuild files. This makes it easy for you and your team to quickly change all your environment settings.
    • Team Build: The Windows Azure Tools for Visual Studio 2010 now offer MSBuild command-line support to package your application and pass in properties. Additionally they can be installed on a lighter-weight build machine without the requirement of Visual Studio being installed.
    • Visual Studio now allows you to make improved in-place updates to deployed services in Windows Azure.
    • Improved robustness of Remote Desktop Connectivity to Windows Azure VMs.
  • Windows Azure SDK for .NET – November 2011
  • ASP.NET MVC3 Tools Update Installer

Official Announcement: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/windowsazure/archive/2011/11/14/updated-windows-azure-sdk-amp-windows-azure-hpc-scheduler-sdk.aspx

DOWNLOADS :

The release includes the following components for download (for diff processor architecture platforms)

WindowsAzureEmulator-x64.exe Download ( Windows Azure Developer Emulator for Windows x64 )

WindowsAzureEmulator-x86.exe Download ( Windows Azure Developer Emulator for Windows x86 )

WindowsAzureLibsForNet-x64.msi Download ( Necessary libraries for .NET Development in Windows X64 )

WindowsAzureLibsForNet-x86.msi Download ( Necessary libraries for .NET Development in Windows x86 )

WindowsAzureSDK-x64.msi Download (Windows Azure SDK – for Win64)

WindowsAzureSDK-x86.msi Download (Windows Azure SDK – for Winx86)

WindowsAzureTools.VS100.exe Download (Windows Azure tools v1.6 for Visual Studio 2010)

also you can install necessary software’s for Windows Azure development using the Web Platform Installer here: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=156784

 

Ref Courtesy & More info available at:

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/windowsazure/archive/2011/11/14/updated-windows-azure-sdk-amp-windows-azure-hpc-scheduler-sdk.aspx

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/avkashchauhan/archive/2011/11/14/windows-azure-sdk-1-6-is-released.aspx 

11/16/2011 Blog Update 1 :  Windows Azure Platform Training Kit also available.

Windows Azure Platform Training Kit – November Update

Windows Azure Platform Training Kit includes a comprehensive set of technical content to help you learn how to use Windows Azure platform.

11/16/2011 Blog Update 2 : Windows Azure Platform 90DAY Trial

If you are looking forward to try out Windows Azure Trial account. Try this 90 DAY trial offer http://www.microsoft.com/windowsazure/free-trial/

Windows Azure Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 1.5 (September 2011)

September 16, 2011 .NET, .NET Framework, All, AppFabric, Azure, Cloud Computing, Cloud Services, General, Microsoft, VisualStudio, VS2008, VS2010, Windowz Azure No comments

Microsoft has released the latest version of Windows Azure Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 version 1.5(September 2011).

Windows Azure Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio extend Visual Studio 2010 to enable the creation, configuration, building, debugging, running, packaging and deployment of scalable web applications and services on Windows Azure.

Windows Azure™ is a cloud services operating system that serves as the development, service hosting and service management environment for the Windows Azure platform. Windows Azure provides developers with on-demand compute and storage services to host, scale, and manage web applications on the internet through Microsoft® datacenters.

Windows Azure is a flexible platform that supports multiple languages and integrates with your existing on-premises environment. To build applications and services on Windows Azure, developers can use their existing Microsoft Visual Studio® expertise. In addition, Windows Azure supports popular standards, protocols and languages including SOAP, REST, XML, Java, PHP and Ruby. Windows Azure is now commercially available in 41 countries.

To know more about Azure visit http://www.azure.com & http://windows.azure.com

Download the latest Windows Azure Tools for Visual Studio 2010 v1.5  (VSCloudService.VS100.en-us.msi – 11MB)

To get more information on the downloads and get additional tools downloads visit Microsoft Download Center

Credits to Microsoft

Windows Azure Platform Training Kit – May Update

June 3, 2011 .NET, All, AppFabric, Azure, Cloud Computing, Cloud Services, CodeName "Dallas", General, KnowledgeBase, Microsoft, SQL Azure, ToolKits No comments

Hey tech world here is the new update for Windows Azure Platform Training Kit.

The Windows Azure Platform Training Kit includes a comprehensive set of technical content including hands-on labs, presentations, and demos that are designed to help you learn how to use the Windows Azure platform, including: Windows Azure, SQL Azure and the Windows Azure AppFabric.

What is new in May 2011 Update?

The May 2011 update of the Windows Azure Platform Training Kit contains a few updated hands-on labs. Some of the specific changes with this release of the training kit include:

  • [Updated] Building Windows Azure Application with Cache Service lab updated to the production release of the Windows Azure AppFabric Caching service
  • [Updated] Rafiki demo updated to the production release of the Windows Azure AppFabric Caching service
  • [Updated] Working with Drives exercise added to the Exploring Windows Azure Storage lab
  • [Updated] Caching Content from Hosted Services exercise added to the Windows Azure Content Delivery Networks lab
  • Applied several minor fixes in content and updated Service Bus labs to the new portal experience

Download Windows Azure Platform Training Kit – May Update (Microsoft Download Center)

Information Courtesy: Microsoft Download Center

How to Download MIX 2011 Videos

April 19, 2011 .NET, .NET Framework, All, ASP.NET, ASP.NET MVC, Azure, General, Microsoft, Silverlight, VB.NET, VisualStudio, VS2010, WCF, Windows, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Phone No comments

Scott Hanselman has shared a nice article on how to download the videos of MIX2011 – Conference LAS VEGAS, happened last week.

These are good presentations about Windows Phone 7,  MVC, Silverlight 5, XBOX, and Azure.. Don’t miss it!!

Read through the link Mix 2011 Videos – article by Scott Hanselman

Thanks Scott!! for such a nice article as well as informative sessions by you in Mix 2011 Videos..

Windows Azure Toolkit for Windows Phone 7

April 17, 2011 .NET, All, Azure, General, Microsoft, Mobile-Development, ToolKits, VisualStudio, VS2010, Windows, Windows Phone, Windows Phone 7, Windowz Azure No comments

Today I was searching for good resources for Windows Phone 7 application development and I came across a cool set of libraries in Codeplex.com.

What is Windows Azure Toolkit for Windows Phone 7?

The Windows Azure Toolkit for Windows Phone 7 is designed to make it easier for you to build mobile applications that leverage cloud services running in Windows Azure.

The toolkit includes Visual Studio project templates for Windows Phone 7 and Windows Azure, class libraries optimized for use on the phone, sample applications, and documentation.

You can get the latest version of Windows Azure Toolkit for Windows Phone 7  from codeplex @ <a href=”/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/watoolkitwp7.codeplex.com” ” target=”_blank”>http://watoolkitwp7.codeplex.com/

Current version  of Windows Azure Toolkit for Windows Phone 7 -v1.1.0, Mar 23 2011 Release

Windows Azure SDK and Windows Azure Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio – Version 1.4 (March 2011)

March 13, 2011 .NET, All, Azure, Azure SDK, Azure Tools, General, Microsoft, Microsoft SDKs, VisualStudio, VS2010, Windowz Azure No comments

Microsoft has released latest version of Windows Azure SDK and Windows Azure Tools for Visual Studio – Version 1.4.

Windows Azure SDK 1.4 Refresh is primarily a stability release addressing the below issues.

  • Resolved an issue that caused full IIS fail when the web.config file was set to read-only.
  • Resolved an issue that caused full IIS packages to double in size when packaged.
  • Resolved an issue that caused a full IIS web role to recycle when the diagnostics store was full.
  • Resolved an IIS log file permission Issue which caused diagnostics to be unable to transfer IIS logs to Windows Azure storage.
  • Resolved an issue preventing csupload to run on x86 platforms.
  • User errors in the web.config are now more easily diagnosable.
  • Enhancements to improve the stability and robustness of Remote Desktop to Windows Azure Roles.

Download the Windows Azure Tools and SDK 1.4

Courtesy : Microsoft Download Center